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“Great food..welcoming staff!”

Giannfranco's Trattoria L
Ranked #4 of 74 Restaurants in Carpinteria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $43
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Authentic Upscale Italian Cuisine. Freshly prepared when you order. Local Ingredients and Imported Italian Products used in our cooking. Amazing Italian wine List served by Professional Servers.
santa barbara, california
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great food..welcoming staff!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Friendly, happy and welcoming...visitors to Gianfranco's Trattoria are always made to feel at home!
Lots of great menu choices ..excellent salads.. outdoor dining on a sunny day...all contribute to a happy meal in a happy place! Definitely a place to dine when in Carpinteria!

  • Visited May 2013
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Hanford, California
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263 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Afternoon Dinner in Carpinteria”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

After settling in to the hotel we were ready for some good food and I had heard of this restaurant, so off to find it and see how it stands up to the reviews. It is an older long narrow building. When you walk in to the left is a large solid dark wood bar and three table for two along the wall on the right are tables and out though the back is the outside seating area.

We were immediately met at the door and seated. We start with bottle of Italian Prosecco and lemon water. For antipasti we had the Prosciutto wrapped pears and Carpaccio thin sliced raw beef with basil-lemon oil. After that we had the Positano seafood pasta with wine lemon cream sauce. We talked for awhile and relaxed before having are dessert Mango Mousse Cake with a Café Latte and Cappuccino.

The service is excellent. I would the only con is that the tables are to small and the bread for the olive oil was sponge like where I prefer the crustly Italian bread.

I do recommend to eat hear it is outstanding. I also recommend making reservation it gets very busy.

  • Visited March 2014
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Carpinteria, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Charming restaurant with a true feeling of Dining in Italy. Each course was excellent. They have an outside patio that also adds to the charm.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank 2013JuDar
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Carpinteria, California
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40 reviews
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“Wonderful food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Best Italian food in Carpinteria. Service can be slow, but food is worth the wait. "Regulars" seem to get better service than the rest of us.

  • Visited November 2013
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Bakersfield
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Another awesome meal at Gianfrancos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is the best restaurant in Carpinteria.

Don't let all the hoopla and overpriced restaurants in the area fool you.

Gianfrancos is the best. Best food, service and caring owners who are locals in Carpinteria.

Last night we had the specials. To die for....

Thanks for another wonderful dining experience.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Carp_on_Sandyland
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